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Wrecker

Author: Summer Wood
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2011.
Series: Center Point large print
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : English : Large print edView all editions and formats
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After foster-parenting four young siblings a decade ago, Summer Wood tried to imagine a place where kids who are left alone or taken from their families would find the love and the family they deserve. For her, fiction was the tool to realize that world, and Wrecker, the central character in her second novel, is the abandoned child for whom life turns around in most unexpected ways. It's June of 1965 when Wrecker  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Bildungsromans
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Summer Wood
ISBN: 9781611731088 1611731089
OCLC Number: 704557228
Description: 399 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Center Point large print
Responsibility: Summer Wood.

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After foster-parenting four young siblings a decade ago, Summer Wood tried to imagine a place where kids who are left alone or taken from their families would find the love and the family they deserve. For her, fiction was the tool to realize that world, and Wrecker, the central character in her second novel, is the abandoned child for whom life turns around in most unexpected ways. It's June of 1965 when Wrecker enters the world. The war is raging in Vietnam, San Francisco is tripping toward flower power, and Lisa Fay, Wrecker's birth mother, is knocked nearly sideways by life as a single parent in a city she can barely manage to navigate on her own. Three years later, she's in prison, and Wrecker is left to bounce around in the system before he's shipped off to live with distant relatives in the wilds of Humboldt County, California. When he arrives he's scared and angry, exploding at the least thing, and quick to flee. The eccentric clan had come to California looking to build a community, maybe, but not a family. But from the moment Wrecker walks into Ruth's arms, a transformation begins that ripples far beyond one nearly broken, wholly remarkable boy.

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